Home by Harlan Coben
Home is the eleventh novel in Coben’s fast-paced series featuring the amiable former college basketball player Myron Bolitar and his sinister sometime sidekick Win. As Home opens, the partners receive a tip that one of two boys kidnapped ten years ago and never seen again has been spotted in London.
Myron has questions. Is it really him? Where is the other boy? Where have they been for ten years? And why does the whole kidnapping story smell rotten?
The perfect airplane read.
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch may have retired from the LAPD, but he keeps busy as a private investigator and a volunteer detective for the tiny San Fernando Police Department.
In The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Bosch’s part time jobs take on full time danger as Bosch searches for an elderly man’s long lost girlfriend and a serial rapist who has eluded the police for years.
The zillionth in the series and still good stuff.
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
In the twelfth novel of this appealing series, Armand Gamache, former Chief of Homicide for the Surete du Quebec, is the newly appointed Commander of the Quebec Policy Academy. It should be a safe, homicide free job, but of course it isn’t.
A Great Reckoning is happily less mystical than some of Penny’s novels, but there is still EVIL afoot plus a sentimental side plot set in the twee village of Three Pines.
I keep thinking that this series will run out of steam soon (after all how many citizens of Three Pines can Penny bump off or imprison?) but with A Great Reckoning Penny delivers another suspenseful yarn.
The Whistler by John Grisham
Grisham’s latest is a clunky, implausible story featuring Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. Grisham can still turn out a serviceable read, but this is not one of his best.
Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae
Plaid and Plagiarism is the first in the Highland Bookshop Mystery series featuring the four female owners of Yon Bonnie Books in Iversgail, Scotland. If you like English cozies, this slightly silly series has potential.